30th June 2020


How many vaccines does a newborn get?

Two doses of MenACWY vaccine are recommended for all children starting at age 11 years. Your child should receive 4 doses of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV). The first dose is given at 2 months, the second dose at 4 months, the third at 6 months, and the fourth at 12–15 months.

Also know, how many vaccines do babies get in their first year?

Infants and children usually need: 5 doses of diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP) 3 or 4 doses of Hib vaccine. 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccine.

Also Know, what shots do you need to be around a newborn?

All close contacts to the newborn should be vaccinated with the annual influenza vaccine at least 2 weeks before meeting the baby. They should also have had Tdap in the last 10 years. If they have not received that vaccine, they should get a Tdap booster at least 2 weeks before meeting the baby.

What are the first shots newborns get?

Why get vaccinated?
  • Diphtheria (the 'D' in DTaP vaccine)
  • Tetanus (the 'T' in DTaP vaccine; also known as Lockjaw)
  • Pertussis (the 'P' in DTaP vaccine, also known as Whooping Cough)
  • Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b)
  • Hepatitis B.
  • Polio.
  • Pneumococcal Disease.

How soon after Tdap can I be around baby?

All adults and adolescents at least 11 years old who have not previously received a Tdap vaccination, should be vaccinated at least 2 weeks before coming into close contact with a newborn.
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